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Record 135/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/11/1982
Abstract Interview of Dr. Vivian Blevins by Lisa Yaden. Blevins discusses her background and being a professional educator.

Interviewer's description-
"Vivian Blevins was born in the Fairview section of Cumberland, Kentucky in Harlan County. Her father worked for a while wiring battleships for the U.S. Navy, then as a coal miner for 17 years and finally as a die setter for a company in Toledo, Ohio. She characterizes her father as striving toward and teaching dependability and workmanship excellence. Her mother, on the other hand, is captured in this quote "You make decisions which are appropriate to you." Vivian holds a B.A. in English, Biology an History from the University of Toledo, a Masters Degree in Educational Supervision from Eastern Kentucky State University and a Ph.D. in American Literature/English Education from Ohio State University. She has taught in elementary school, high school, colleges, prisons, nursing homes, etc. She expresses opinions on a wide variety of topics on this tape including E.R.A., women's rights and how one should approach their job."
Object ID 2007.001.0140
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Cumberland, Kentucky
Interview date 11/11/1982
Interviewer Yaden, Lisa
Length of interview 25:34
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Blevins, Vivian
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